Bibliography: McManus, Karen M. One of Us is Lying. 2017. New York. Delacorte Press. ISBN-13: 978-1-5247-1468-0. Plot One of Us is Lying is a fast-paced young adult mystery novel. When five students are called into detention and only four leave alive, suspicion is raised. Bronwyn (the brain), Addy (the beauty), Nate (the criminal), and Cooper (the athlete) all become suspects in the murder case of … Continue reading One of Us is Lying
Bibliography: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit. Candlewick Press. 2017. Somerville, MA. ISBN-13: 9780763697884. Plot: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit is a preschool children’s book based on the award-winning animated British TV series. With over a dozen books and hundreds of episodes, Peppa Pig has an international following. In the newest book Peppa Pig and the Library Visit, Peppa and her family visit and explore … Continue reading Peppa Pig and the Library Visit
Wow. Time has seemed to virtually zip by over the last few months. You may ask, “What’s new at GMCL?” In response, I would tell you that the state of the library has never been better. We have families engaged in reading to and with their children. We have members of the public using our free resources to look for new jobs and explore new … Continue reading What’s New at GMCLibrary?
I promised an update on my research, but this will be quick. Currently, I’m wading through piles of articles and books about early children’s librarianship. I’m reading about Caroline M. Hewins, Anne Carroll Moore, Minerva Sanders, and Effie L. Powers, to name just a few pioneering children’s librarians on my list. In addition to this, I’m reading a couple of books on the history of childhood. I’m holding in … Continue reading Children’s Library History (2)
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For the last 4 years or so, I have been doing a teen job search workshop. I got this idea from my daughter who was waitress all through high school. Even as a teenager, she was hiring and firing. She also complained that kids didn’t know how to even fill out an application or had their parents hovering… Continue reading Teenage Pages on the Job
Taking the manager’s chair of a library that has had many managers over the last few years is like trying to sit in a perpetually spinning chair, inside a revolving door. I expected to encounter resistance to change, lack of confidence, and a general ambivalence that comes from a staff who has had to fend for itself more often than not. My expectations proved flawed. The library staff members were more than ready … Continue reading Papa Pear-ish Saga of your library’s online presence.
There is a new buzz word in the Library Community: Satisficing. It means doing just enough to satisfy the need without always going the extra mile. It is believed to be a combination of the words satisfy and suffice. At first glance, this may be considered an excuse for simply sliding by. In reality, it seems to be just the right solution to many everyday occurrences. … Continue reading Pet Rescue Saga, an exercise in SATISFICING.